06 Jun 2018

Child Protection Project Officer

Part-time position (30.4 hours per week) – 2 year contract

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The Child Protection Unit is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed Child Protection Project Officer to join their team. The aim of the Child Protection Unit is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people within the Archdiocese of Adelaide, through supporting leading practice and implementation of child safe initiatives. 

The Child Protection Project Officer will be primarily responsible for facilitating training for all Church Personnel across the Archdiocese in Child Safe Environments and for providing organisational community education. The Project Officer will also assist with the development of safeguarding initiatives and providing advice and guidance on the safety and wellbeing of children and young people through monitoring compliance, raising awareness and assisting to resource at the local level.

The successful applicant will have the ability to develop and engage in community capacity building to bring about cultural change across the Archdiocese. The Child Protection Project Officer will be able to develop productive relationships to engage others in the attainment of the requirements of a child safe organisation.

Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in Social Work or Social Science is essential as is experience in the area of child protection and working with children and families.

Experience in delivery of adult education and training is essential. Current compliance as a Child Safe Environments Approved Trainer is desirable.

High level interpersonal and communication skills are required together with the ability to work in a team environment.

Applicants must have a current driver’s licence and access to own transport. Some out of hours work is to be expected. A copy of the Position Description can be obtained by contacting Ms Sonia Kravinskis at recruitment@adelaide.catholic.org.au

Applications should be forwarded to Ms Majella Jovanovich, Manager, Human Resources at recruitment@adelaide.catholic.org.au by 5pm, Monday 18 June 2018.

Applications should include an application letter of no more than 3 pages which addresses your experience, skills and knowledge in relation to the person specification, also include a CV listing the names and contact details of three current professional referees.

Employment with the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide is conditional upon a successful Police Clearance and successful reference checks.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Child Safe organisation.

 Child Protection Project Officer - June 2018.pdf